Set Up MultiPoint Server Stations with USB Station Hubs

A MultiPoint Server station typically consists of a station hub, mouse, keyboard, and video monitor. This section describes how to connect station devices to a USB hub to create a standard station on a MultiPoint Server system. For information about how to distinguish the primary station of a MultiPoint Server system from the standard stations, see MultiPoint Server Station Types.

A USB station hub does not contain a video display port, so the monitor must be connected directly to one of the video ports on the computer that is running MultiPoint Server. The computer can contain multiple video cards, each of which can have one or more video ports. This allows multiple monitors for the different user stations to be plugged into the computer that is running MultiPoint Server.

Be sure to install all of the latest 64-bit video drivers.

Use the following procedure to set up the station using a USB station hub. Complete the setup of the primary station before you set up standard stations.

To set up a MultiPoint Server station using a USB station hub

  1. Ensure that the computer running MultiPoint Server is turned off and unplugged.

  2. Connect the USB station hub to an open USB port on the computer, as shown in the following illustration:

    MultiPoint Server USB 集線器連線的影像
  3. Connect a keyboard and mouse to the USB station hub:

    USB 集線器輸入裝置連線的影像
  4. Connect the power cable of the hub to a power outlet.

  5. Connect the monitor cable to the video display port on the computer:

    視訊連線到 USB 集線器架構系統的影像

  6. Connect the power cord of the video monitor to a power outlet.

  7. Repeat the previous steps until all stations have been connected to the computer that is running MultiPoint Server.

  8. Plug the computer power cord into a power outlet.

  9. Turn on the computer.

  10. MultiPoint Server starts. Follow the instructions that appear on each station’s video monitor to associate the devices to the station.

The following illustration shows a MultiPoint Server system that is set up with a primary station and three additional stations connected to the computer that is using USB station hubs.

MultiPoint Server USB 架構系統配置的影像